New Advisor Information

Welcome New Advisors!


You have made a fantastic choice to develop your students and hone your skills as a teacher. Your SkillsUSA Chapter is both a key developmental tool for your students and a student recruiting tool for your programs.

Best way to learn the ropes? Connect with your regional Coordinator and see about getting connected with a SkillsUSA experienced Advisor. Contact the SkillsUSA Membership hotline at 1-844-875-4557.  Hotline members can help you get your chapter started, join members, access membership resources and technical standards.

How can SkillsUSA support you?  If you need a template to help with your program of work, here is a sample.  Also refer to our Washington State Program of Work.

Connection to other teachers in your field. Most of us are the only instructor in our building in our field, if not the only one in our district. Need help or suggestions on a lesson plan? Reach out. We are here to support each other.

Recruitment. A class that isn’t recruiting students quickly disappears in our world. Happy, engaged students bring in their friends and all the underclassmen. Fastest way to engage students? Build an active chapter – all it takes is 3-4 students to start, sign on 3 more, set a fun-filled calendar and you have an active chapter. Invite all your classes and they will bring more students to you in future.

Resources. Check out SkillsUSA Empowering Resources and Career Essentials Foundational teaching curriculum.

What do you need to do to join?  Go to or call 1-844-875-4557.


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